Thursday, May 24, 2018
Events

Game night, book sale, bike fest, senior fun, fitness classes, more

Adult game night: Adults can enjoy the gamut of games — board and interactive games, roulette, blackjack, domino and poker — at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. The "Ultimate Game Night" includes more than 100 games, appetizers, music by DJ Cutty, prizes and gift baskets. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Order your ticket online and receive one complimentary drink. The museum is at 2240 Ninth Ave., St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 565-3930 or visit or woodsonmuseum.eventbrite.com.

After-School Youth Employment Program: Boley Centers is starting the program funded by the city of St. Petersburg for 40 teenagers ages 14 to 18. Positions run Aug. 26 to May 16. Pick up an application at city recreation centers; City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N; Enoch Davis Community Center, 1111 18th Ave. S; James B. Sanderlin Family Service Center, 2335 22nd Ave. S; and Boley Centers, 445 31st St. N. Submit by 5 p.m. Friday. Information: Daphne Williams at (727) 821-4819, ext. 5243.

Revisit history: The Armed Forces History Museum, at 2050 34th Way N, Largo, will produce "Ride Through History" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, and Aug. 24. Guests can enjoy military vehicle rides and witness World War II re-enactors from the 1st Infantry Division and Vietnam. $10 for adults and $5 for youths 4-12, extra for military vehicle rides. Hot dogs and beverages for sale. Call (727) 539-8371. Tickets may be purchased at armedforcesmuseum.com.

Calling all Free Clinic volunteers: Orientation sessions are at 10 a.m. Aug. 13 and 3:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Needed: health center intake and medical records volunteers, client interviewers, food packers, food stockers, USDA interviewers, cooks and servers. Assignments can be short or long term. Contact Angel Schumaker at [email protected] or call (727) 821-1200, ext. 114.

Adult coed volleyball league: Register from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Aug. 14 at the Parks and Recreation Athletics Office, 1400 19th St. N, Building A, St. Petersburg. League play begins on Aug. 21 at Willis S. Johns Recreation Center, 6635 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. An Advantage card is required. Cost is $15 a year for city residents and $38 per season or $125 a year for nonresidents. For information, call (727) 892-5223 or visit stpeteparksrec.org/adult-leagues.html.

Purses & Passion: Back in Fashion: YWCA Tampa Bay announces the return of its signature event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Aug. 16. The event includes a cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, seated luncheon, silent auction and presentation of the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award to Linda Marcelli, community philanthropist and vice president of Sunrise Sun-Ripened Tomatoes. Former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio will be the keynote speaker. Cost is $50. Held at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. For information, call (727) 896-4629 or visit ywcaoftampabay.org.

Shedding light on bad charities: The Tampa Bay Times will host a public forum to discuss its yearlong investigation of America's 50 worst charities from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at Sunken Gardens. Reporters involved in the project will discuss their work and offer practical advice about where to donate. Sunken Gardens is at 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free, but register in advance by calling (727) 893-8444.

Volunteers needed: Clothes to Kids is seeking adult and youth volunteers at the St. Petersburg location, 3251 Third Ave. N, Suite 145. A receptionist is needed Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings; two to three people are needed to help clients shop Friday morning; and backroom sorters are needed Monday through Friday. Call (727) 327-7100 or visit clothestokids.org.

Summer meals for kids: The YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg offers nutritious meals and snacks and fun activities through Aug. 16. Open to 18 and under. Call (727) 895-9622 or visit ymca.net/summerfood.

Lunch for seniors: People at least 60 who live in Pinellas can enjoy a hot meal at 10 dining sites where they can also socialize and enjoy planned activities. Donations are accepted. Seniors must register with Neighborly Care Network 72 hours in advance for dining and free transportation to the closest site. Call (727) 573-9444.

Senior excursions: The St. Pete Beach Community Center's next trip will be to the Hard Rock Casino on Aug. 16. Leaves at 9 a.m. from the center at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive and returns by 4 p.m. Register by Aug. 14. $12 for residents, $15 for nonresidents. Information: (727) 363-9245 or spbrec.com.

Big Used Book Sale: The St. Pete Beach Library is making room for new books, CDs and DVDs with the book sale from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, in the library parking lot at 353 73rd Ave. Call (727) 363-9238.

Mad Beach Bike Fest: Bike enthusiasts will show off their classic, antique, new and customized motorcycles along Madeira Way at the inaugural festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 18. Includes food, bike-related gear, music, drawings and a bikini bike wash. Proceeds benefit BIKERSCAP, a nonprofit that provides refurbished computers to children in need. Free. For information, call (727) 322-5217.

Tae kwon do: Children 6 and older can learn this martial art that focuses on self-defense and values from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. The cost is $69 per month. Call (727) 798-0220.

Stretch and Release Fitness Class: The St. Pete Beach Community Center offers this class from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays for $6 at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Call (727) 363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.

Yoga: Classes are 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. The cost is $8 per class or $28 per month with a city Advantage card. Call (727) 893-7326 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Burn & Tone: Lose weight and inches while revving up energy at this class for people 16 and older. Classes are from 7 to 7:45 a.m. Monday through Friday. Cost is $5. St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.

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